Brazil - Mastercard Inc. has decided to temporarily remove its brands from Copa America in Brazil, although the payments company remains a sponsor of the soccer tournament, Brazilian media reported on Wednesday.
The move comes as Copa America is facing criticism from Brazil despite it having the second worst coronavirus outbreak outside the United States and India. It is the third-cededliest.
In a statement from the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, mastercard announced it had not decided to activate its sponsorship of Copa America in Brazil.
Reuters did not respond immediately to the Mastercard question about the matter.